Greengc4x4, I would say the 4.0 was easier to pull, but that could have just been from my mounting points. the 4.0 coming out was kinda a PITA because it tilted like mad. The V8 block and trans lifted very evenly, and I mounted both engines the same. Obviously the I6 is a different shape though.
The 5.2 was a PITA to put in though, but guys remember I am also putting the transmission in at the same time. It took probably 15 minutes to get the engine and trans all in place (engine mount bolts in). So I would say dependant on your mechanical ability, its really not that hard. I mean you have 2 engine mount bolts, like 6 bell housing bolts, take off the starter, like 4 plugs on the trans, 2 on the t-case, and some o2 sensor wires. Then two computer plugs, one by the accumulator, and some going into the fusebox.
Really, not that many plugs. If I can name them off the top of my head its not that bad hahah
Matt, shut up! hahah Just kidding man. I am trying to finish this thing asap. Believe me, I am having withdrawls from driving around my altima and not the Jeep. hahha. But yeah for sure, the skid should work out, and then hopefully we can get yours all shipped out!
Guys I have not updated this thread yet.
Engine and trans are in, IRO Long arm crossmember is back in, transfercase is in, linkage hooked up, throttle body on, fuel line connected, I started connecting wires. I had to swap the 249 spedo gear plug from the donor to my 242, they were different.
Tonight hopefully the under Jeep work will be done. Driveshafts will go back in, and hopefully fit :/ I have to swap the connectors on the A/C accumulators and fix some throttle linkage.
I am going to pick up 5 qts of oil, a filter, coolant for the entire system, 13 quarts of ATF +4 (11 for 44re, 2 for NP242), and power steering fluid. I am hoping this Jeep will be ready in a couple of days.
I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7
"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah
"Project Grow A Set"
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.